Setup basic information
As part of the default onboarding process, Home Assistant can detect your location from IP address geolocation. Home Assistant will automatically select a unit system and time zone based on this location. You may adjust this during onboarding, or afterwards at Settings > System > General, network related configuration is found under Settings > System > Network.
If you prefer YAML, you can add the following information to your
homeassistant: name: Home latitude: 32.87336 longitude: 117.22743 elevation: 430 unit_system: metric currency: USD country: US time_zone: "America/Los_Angeles" external_url: "https://www.example.com" internal_url: "http://homeassistant.local:8123" allowlist_external_dirs: - "/usr/var/dumping-ground" - "/tmp" allowlist_external_urls: - "http://images.com/image1.png" media_dirs: media: "/media" recordings: "/mnt/recordings" legacy_templates: false
You will not be able to edit anything in Settings > System > General in the UI if you are using YAML configuration for any of the following: name, latitude, longitude, elevation, unit_system, temperature_unit, time_zone, external_url, internal_url, country, currency. Additionally, some options are only visible after “Advanced Mode” is enabled on your User Profile.
Latitude of your location required to calculate the time the sun rises and sets.
Longitude of your location required to calculate the time the sun rises and sets.
metric for Metric,
us_customary for US Customary. This also sets temperature_unit, Celsius for Metric and Fahrenheit for US Customary
Override temperature unit set by unit_system.
C for Celsius,
F for Fahrenheit.
Pick your time zone from the column TZ of Wikipedia’s list of tz database time zones
Pick your currency code from the column Code of Wikipedia’s list of ISO 4217 active codes
The URL that Home Assistant is available on from the internet. For example:
https://example.duckdns.org:8123. Note that this setting may only contain a protocol, hostname and port; using a path is not supported.
The URL that Home Assistant is available on from your local network. For example:
http://homeassistant.local:8123. Note that this setting may only contain a protocol, hostname and port; using a path is not supported.
Customize all entities in a domain.
Customize entities matching a pattern.
List of folders that can be used as sources for sending files.
List of external URLs that can be fetched. URLs can match specific resources (e.g.,
http://10.10.10.12/images/image1.jpg) or a relative path that allows access to resources within it (e.g.,
http://10.10.10.12/images would allow access to anything under that path)
Enable this option to restore pre-0.117 template rendering. Which renders all templates to string, instead of native types.
Default language used by Home Assistant. This may, for example, influence the language used by voice assistants. The language should be specified as an RFC 5646 language tag, and must be a language which Home Assistant is translated to.
Country in which Home Assistant is running. This may, for example, influence radio settings to comply with local regulations. The country should be specified as an ISO 3166.1 alpha-2 code. Pick your country from the column Code of Wikipedia’s list of ISO 31661 alpha-2 officially assigned code codes
Reload Core Service
Home Assistant offers a service to reload the core configuration while Home Assistant is running called
homeassistant.reload_core_config. This allows you to change any of the above sections and see it being applied without having to restart Home Assistant. To call this service, go to the “Services” tab under Developer Tools, select the
homeassistant.reload_core_config service and click the “CALL SERVICE” button. Alternatively, you can press the “Reload Location & Customizations” button under Developer Tools > YAML.